Not only in the Accounting Department is Teamwork a necessity but in every business MEI owns it should take top priority. Focus on being a great “Team Player” today and every day. Ask yourself how you can contribute to your team more every day. Below are a few key traits of a GREAT “Team Player”.
You can count on a reliable team member who gets work done and does his fair share to work hard and meet commitments. He or she follows through on assignments. Consistency is key. You can count on him or her to deliver good performance all the time, not just some of the time.
Teams need people who speak up and express their thoughts and ideas clearly, directly, honestly, and with respect for others and for the work of the team. That’s what it means to communicate constructively. Such a team member does not shy away from making a point but makes it in the best way possible — in a positive, confident, and respectful manner.
Good listeners are essential for teams to function effectively. Teams need team players who can absorb, understand, and consider ideas and points of view from other people without debating and arguing every point.
Functions as an active participant
Good team players are active participants. They come prepared for team meetings and listen and speak up in discussions. They’re fully engaged in the work of the team
Shares openly and willingly
Good team players share. They’re willing to share information, knowledge, and experience. They take the initiative to keep other team members informed.
Cooperates and pitches in to help
Cooperation is the act of working with others and acting together to accomplish a job. Effective team players work this way by second nature.
Good team players roll with the punches; they adapt to ever-changing situations.
Shows commitment to the team
Strong team players care about their work, the team, and the team’s work. They show up every day with this care and commitment up front. They want to give a good effort, and they want other team members to do the same.
Works as a problem-solver
Good team players are willing to deal with all kinds of problems in a solutions-oriented manner. They’re problem-solvers.
Treats others in a respectful and supportive manner
Team players treat fellow team members with courtesy and consideration — not just some of the time but consistently.
“If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.” —Winston Churchill